There is a short period at the flower shop between the jolliness of the holidays and the girly cheer of Valentine’s Day: inventory. At the start of January, we have to count every last item in the store to report for our taxes and, no, it is not at all fun. It’s time-consuming and tedious, in fact.
But! When it’s all over with, it’s actually a great feeling to know that everything in the shop is in its place and we can get a fresh start. So, I thought I’d do a quick inventory of my own, an inventory of the few magickal and ritual items I use regularly.
5 white pillar candles: I typically only use one at a time but every now and then I set them up as a circle. I like to use white because it can stand in for any color so I get to save a bit of money and always have what I need on hand.
Sachets: Charm bags are really about the only magick I do often so I like to have a few sachets of various colors in easy reach.
Mercury glass votive holders: I have always loved mercury glass in any form but it works particularly well as a votive holder. There is something incredibly magickal about the way mercury glass throws light, especially the flickering light of a candle flame. These are less magickal than they are meditative.
Tree silhouette vases: These were a Christmas present from my mom this year and although I haven’t yet decided what I’m going to put in them, they just seem fitting for some magickal purpose.
Books: Perhaps my most important magickal tool, I try to buy myself a new book every few months. This is a selection of my favorites!
As you can see, I’m a very laidback witch when it comes to supplies. I don’t really keep an altar, just a collection of candles on my dresser. I’m always saying I prefer the term “kitchen witch” but looking at my inventory, I think perhaps “cottage witch” is more accurate. If there was such a thing as a “candle witch,” that’d be me!
What magickal or ritual items do you like to have on hand, readers?